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Giving FactsWhat is the Annual Fund, and why should I contribute?
The Annual Fund is the most common kind of giving to The Donoho School. The Annual Fund provides unrestricted, critical resources that support the essentials of a quality program such as: faculty professional development, small classes, technology upgrades, and classroom equipment. The Annual Fund gifts help to cover the cost of a Donoho education. Essentially, the Annual Fund accounts for approximately 15% of the annual operating budget of the school. In a very real sense, Annual Giving allows The Donoho School to do things that sets the school apart from other institutions.
Why doesn’t Donoho just raise tuition to make up the gap?
In order to cover all educational costs, Donoho would have to dramatically increase tuition on an annual basis. This increase would essentially exclude many families and qualified students from the community who help make Donoho the school that it is. Every family ultimately benefits from a successful Annual Fund program.
Who contributes to the Annual Fund?
All current and past parents, board members, faculty and staff, alumni, grandparents, and friends are encouraged to contribute to the Annual Fund each year. The Annual Fund runs from July 1 through June 30.
What is so important about participation in the Annual Fund?
Participating in the Annual Fund is vital to The Donoho School when we apply for foundation grants and funding for special projects. These organizations often base their philanthropic decisions on the strength of consistent support. They want to see that Donoho believes in itself and its mission, and that its constituents are committed to the school’s long-term well-being.
How much should I give?
Every dollar to the Annual Fund counts; all gifts at every level make an impact on our students. Contributions range in size from $5 to $25,000 and above; therefore, there is no “right” amount. We hope that the Donoho community will participate at a level appropriate for their circumstances.
What is the easiest way to make my Annual Fund gift?
You can make your gift in one of the following ways:
- Donating on-line – www.donohoschool.com
- Calling the Development Office at 256.237.5477
- Mailing your check to: The Donoho School, c/o Development Office, 2501 Henry Road, Anniston, AL 36207